Manchester Giants 106-64 Cheshire Phoenix (33-9, 57-23, 75-51, 106-64) (Giants- Cassell Jr 25, Hexom 22, Ouandie 21; Phoenix- Lufadeju 21, Rolls-Tyson 12, Mccall 11)
Manchester Giants thumped Cheshire Phoenix Thursday night to book themselves a BBL Cup Quarter Final slot.
In the first home game of the season, the Mancunian side dominated their North-West neighbours by an emphatic 42 points, 106-64, backed by a double-double performance from Lyle Hexom, 22 points and 10 rebounds.
The home side came out guns blazing at their new home venue, picking up a whopping 33-9 lead after the first period and extending it to almost double that at half-time thanks to a 25-point performance from Sam Cassell Jr..
With this performance the Giants maintain their undefeated start to the season and will have fans dreaming of a potential BBL Cup trophy being added into the team’s cabinet, something that has been a long time coming after their 2012 resurrection back into the BBL.
Defeat today moves Cheshire to 0-3, with their only shot at redemption coming Sunday against Glasgow Rocks, which’ll be a must win to have a chance at claiming the final Cup Quarter Final spot.